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Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

You may recall HPI’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. signature-edition Sprint 2 Sport from our June 2013 issue; now you can get the same look on HPI’s fuel-burning Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ platform. The full scoop is at HPIracing.com, and as you can see here, it’s an impressive-looking machine–body-on and body-off. Expect the RTR-X to top 50mph without [...]

Jan 08, 2014 Comments
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Vote Now! 2014 Readers Choice Awards

It’s votin’ time! Every year, we turn to the experts of RC (that’s you) to determine who makes the best cars, trucks, and gear in the RC biz. We gather your votes in 17 categories, then announce the winners at our annual RCX show and reveal the results in the pages of RCCA. And you [...]

Jan 07, 2014 Comments
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Power-Wagonized Losi Trail Trekker

Greg Martinek of Port Washington, NY built this one-of-a-kind ride, and it’s featured in the March issue’s Readers’ Rides section. The build began with a 1/24-scale Losi Trail Trekker, and the classic Dodge Power Wagon look comes from an Ertl die-cast model that Greg modded for RC. The bed and single smoke stack are custom [...]

Jan 06, 2014 Comments
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March RC Car Action On Sale Now With Bonus “Trail & Scale” Section

It’s March! Not really, but if you’re talking “newsstand time,” then yeah, it’s March. That means you’ll find this issue hot off the presses and inside your mailbox (or on your tablet/phone/tricorder for you digital subscribers). The March issue is loaded, and features a first for RCCA: there’s a sand rail on the cover! It’s [...]

Jan 06, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Takes a Fast Left Turn With New G6-T design

PROTOform’s newest left-turning wedge takes its cues from the latest generation of Sprint Cup cars and is offered in .030 polycarbonate as well as a “lightweight” .025 version. As always, window masks, an ample decal sheet, and overspray film are supplied. Wing hardware is in the bag too. Sadly not included: the sweet A-1 Car [...]

Jan 03, 2014 Comments
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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

The Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale build is nearing completion. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed ‘em–otherwise, on we go…   We left off with the steering rack installation, now the rest of the front suspension gets installed. Not visible: the plastic balls that cap the hingepins and fit into sockets in the [...]

Jan 02, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Updates the 100MPH XO-1

The industry’s original (and so far, only) 100mph RTR has received a styling refresh (the original release had no graphics) and now arrives without batteries, which knocks a chunk out of the price. No changes to the specs, which means you’re looking at 6S-rated Castle Creations power, shaft-driven 4WD, functional aero, and Traxxas’ unique TQi [...]

Dec 31, 2013 Comments
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RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

The metal-masters at RC4WD have a new option for the Vaterra Twin Hammers that amps up realism and durability in equal measure. The machined aluminum rear axle case looks incredible (see for yourself) and includes all the hardware shown for easy installation. RC4WD also offers aluminum rear trailing arms that would look great with this [...]

Dec 30, 2013 Comments
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